Neville, Ralph (1497/8 - 1549)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1498-02-21
Death Date: 1549-04-24

Notes

Succeeded in minority; ward of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham during the later part of his minority

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1520-6
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Union produced 3 additional sons and 7 additional daughters

Offspring

From Stafford, Catherine ( - 1555)

  1. Female offspring: Neville, Dorothy (d. 1548)
  2. Female offspring: Neville, Anne (d. 1583)
  3. Male offspring: Neville, Christopher (n.d.)
  4. Male offspring: Neville , Cuthbert (n.d.)
  5. Female offspring: Neville, Elizabeth (n.d.)

Primary Title

4th Earl of Westmorland

Titles

  • Baron Neville (of Raby)
    Assumed 1497/8-02-21
    Vacated 1549-04-24
  • 4th Earl of Westmorland
    Assumed 1498/9-02-06
    Vacated 1549-04-24
  • Knight of the Garter
    Assumed 1525-06
    Vacated 1549-04-24

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Deputy Capt of Defenses, Northumberland 1525-10-29 1526-09 Part of the Marches towards Scotland
JP, Westmorland 1525 n.d.
Vice Warden, Marches towards Scotland 1525-10-29 1526-09 Vice Warden of the East & Middle Marches
Privy Councillor, England by 1525/6-2-5 n.d.
JP, Northumberland 1530/1 1532
JP, Westmorland 1530/1 1532
JP, Northumberland 1536 n.d.
JP, Westmorland 1536/7 n.d.
Member, Council in the North, England 1536/7-1-14 n.d.
Chief Capt of Defenses, Northumberland 1537 n.d.
JP, Northumberland 1537/8 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: East Riding 1538 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: West Riding 1538 1539
JP, Yorkshire: North Riding 1538 1543/4
JP, Yorkshire: West Riding 1539 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Yorkshire: West Riding 1540 n.d.
JP, Northumberland 1540 n.d.
JP, Westmorland 1540 n.d.
JP, Cumberland 1540 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire 1540 n.d.
JP, Lancashire 1540 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: East Riding 1540/1 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: West Riding 1541 1545
JP, Yorkshire: East Riding 1543/4 n.d.
Commander of Forces, Marches towards Scotland 1544-4 n.d. Commander in the East & Middle Marches
JP, Yorkshire: East Riding 1547 n.d.
JP, Northumberland 1547 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: West Riding 1547 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: North Riding 1547 n.d.
JP, Westmorland 1547 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Brancepeth, Durham

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1529-1529 Bardney (Unknown), Bardney , Lincolnshire Earl of Westmorland's Bearward
Performance 1529-1529 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Earl of Westmorland's Bearward
Performance 1530-1531 Lydd (Unknown), Lydd , Kent Earl of Westmorland's Bearward
Performance 1532-1532 The Marsh, Bristol , Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire Earl of Westmorland's Bearward
Performance 1529-1529 Abbot's House, Bardney, Bardney , Lincolnshire Earl of Westmorland's Performers

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Earl of Westmorland's Bearward Neville, Ralph (1498 - 1549) Performing Animals 4
Earl of Westmorland's Performers Neville, Ralph (1498 - 1549) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward VI [1547–53]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1924–9.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII [1509–47]. 21 vols and Addenda (2 vols). London: HMSO, 1864–1932.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)